In my humble opinion Sharp's at Waterford Farm has one of the best pick-your-own pumpkin patches in the greater Silver Spring, MD area. Sharp's is located at 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833 - just a short drive from Silver Spring on either Georgia or New Hampshire Ave . Although Sharp's has a Brookeville address, it sits just north of the Howard County line.
Sharp's at Waterford Farm will be open from 10 am to 5 pm during their fall season which starts September 29 this year and runs through November 4th. Besides picking your own pumpkins - a free hayride to the patch is included - Sharp's also offers kids activities such as face painting, scarecrow making, a corn maze and mini maze and there are farm animals for the kids to feed.
Fall plants, corn, straw bales, gourds, jams, jellies, salsa, salad dressings, honey, apples, cider ... are available in the Sharp's Country Store - take a close look around when you visit, it's not only a store but also a mini farm museum!
The country store will also be open on weekdays from 10 - 4 pm, Oct. 4th - 31st.
P.S.: Sharp's is another family-owned business in the greater Silver Spring area - in operation since 1903.